The meaning of
the Hindi word "Sankalp" in English is: "Take a
Our pledge is made with people all over the
world to help form a unique, different world
while impacting society in a positive manner.
Our pledge and volunteer work is for the
ultimate goal of helping others.
Sankalp was launched in October of 2006.
Today it has become India's leading NGO
volunteer activity program offering meaningful,
cultural opportunities at a low cost.
Sankalp has flourished in its program launching and we are proud to have welcomed more than 3500 volunteers since 2006. We are proud of our approach of establishing long-term and sustainable projects for the people in our community. We are even more proud of all our volunteers who have joined our team and made an amazing contribution to society.
About the Founders
Sankalp-Volunteer was founded by program directors Amita and Pranay as a result of their undeniable passion for the children of India. They have grown Sankalp-Volunteer and are currently involved in changing the lives of street children, school children, orphans, and young women throughout India. They are hands on and involved in every aspect of Sankalp volunteers.
Amita handles all communication with Sankalp
Volunteers before arrival, conducts program
orientation upon arrival, and assist's
volunteers during their stay with Sankalp.
Pranay handles all Sankalp administration
concerning volunteer sites, travel, and
Why Sankalp Volunteer?
Experience: We believe that everyone posesses
such different and unique qualities that each of
us can make an impact while volunteering. In our
standing belief of this notion, we don't have
set traits for our volunteers. We welcome all
who are dedicated to helping others, working
hard, and learning more about our beautiful
country, people, and culture.
Flexibility: We understand that everyone is busy and that for most, India is a huge trip! Therefore, we have allowed volunteers the flexibility of choosing their own arrival/start date.
Meaningful: All of Sankalp's work has enriched our society with opportunities that many of them would not be able to experience without your help. You will find that the meaninful effort you put into your volunteer work will benefit the children of course, but benefit you even more!
Safety: Members of our Sankalp team are always available for help 24/7.
Why Do Volunteers Pay?
Being a volunteer based program, we get this
question a lot! In order to care for our
volunteers by a clean living environment, house
security, healthy-clean meals, and all the other
living expenses it takes to house everyone,
every volunteer has to pitch in. Our small team
also are paid professionals who have made
Sankalp their job focus. As you can imagine just
like any other organization, there are a lot
more expenses that we overlook. In order to
provide you with the best living environment in
India, we need the funds to do so.
Volunteers who travel abroad need accommodation, food, transportation, and living necessities while staying with our Sankalp team. We have eliminated the third-party in order to keep your payment low and directly working with us.
Benefits of Volunteering
various benefits to gain through your volunteer
Increase self-esteem and confidence
Contribute to protecting the world's natural resource
Expand life experience
Make friends and have fun
Gaining a greater understanding of others
Make a difference in the world and in the life of others
Develop a sense of responsibility
Experience first-hand community involvement
Develop teamwork and interpersonal skills
Add work experience to your resume
Develop greater cultural, community and environmental awareness